Wednesday, 21 August 2019

How to make a diamond faceted box.

I have waited a while to try this box design thinking it was difficult … WRONG !! This design is so super easy I had to come show you just how easy it is.

Faceted boxes are visually pleasing, they look different and make you look like your super clever. I will show you how to make this we can keep it between us just how easy it is.

Once you master the design all you need do is decorate. This is the best bit for me and I had awesome fun making this box unique with some stamping., I used Beauty abounds and Butterfly gala this time around. I just love butterflies and any excuse to use them and I will.

I have a fun step by step video tutorial for you to watch and see how you too can add this box design to your list of "I can do that". So why not grab a fresh brew, get comfy and enjoy the video.

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Video tutorial how to make a diamond faceted box 



Measurements to create diamond faceted giftbox 

Cut card to 7 7/8 x 11"
short side score at 2 1/2, 4 5/8, 7 1/8"
turn 90 degrees so skinny score line is at the top score down to second score line only 2 1/2, 5, 7 1/2 and 10"
turn card all way round so bottom is now at the top score to the 1st score line 1/4 , 2 3/4, 5 1/4, 7 3/4 and 10 1/4"
Then score middle section in diagonals from score line to score line to create triangles see youtube video for clarity.
Construct box as per youtube video.

Monday, 19 August 2019

Bloom And Grow handcoloured birthday card Stampin' Up!

Bloom And Grow hand coloured birthday card


Floral birthday or thank you cards are always popular. I created todays card using Bloom and Grow from Stampin' Up!. A bright cheery set and changing up the colours means you can make any card for any occasion. 

 I simply stamped and coloured with Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers and watercolour markers. The colours are Purple Posy, Calypso Coral, So Saffron and Pear Pizzaz. The splash of Calypso Coral clashes yet complements the Purple tones. And not by accident I gleaned that colour combo from the Stampin' Up! 2019 annual catalogue, a great too when I loose my mojo.
I think the new Purple posy is a super soft and pretty colour. I used the same colour as the background for my photo here so you can really see just how lush it is.

If you would like to try this card for yourself I have a step by step video tutorial on my YouTube.

Bloom and Grow handmade card video tutorial




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Measurements to create Bloom and Grow card

Card base 11 3/4 x 4 1/8" fold in half to form card base.
Cut white card for inside to 5 3/4 x 4"
Cut DSP for front to 3 7/8x 5 5/8"
Small white panel measures 4 x 3"

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Stampin for all colour challenge

Happy Saturday and welcome to another Stampin For All colour challenge. Every Wednesday I set a colour challenge over on my facebook forum Stampin' For All. The idea being to help give a tiny spark of inspiration to help everyone with their creativity.

Colour choices are often the hardest thing to determine when starting a project so sometimes this type of challenge can help. It takes the thinking away and often can really help. So just stop thinking pick these three colours and create … have fun.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

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Saturday, 10 August 2019

Stampin for all colour challenge

Hey hey hey its Saturday, and time for yet another Stampin' For All colour inspiration challenge. This Wednesday I set these three colours to inspire creativity. I think these colours go together beautifully. I love to see what everyone comes up with as no two ideas are ever exactly the same.

Colour challenges can just give that first spark of inspiration for a project, once the colours are picked the rest can often flow very easily. So grab these three colours and see what you can create today.

Happy stamping xxx Amanda

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